Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? Tipping is a very kind gesture to show that you were satisfied with a service. It is customary in the food industry to tip your waitress because their wage often reflects and relies on additional tipping from guests. In the wedding photography industry, it is not customary to tip your wedding photographer with money. It’s not unheard of to do tip, but […]
Will my wedding photographs come edited? If so, how much editing will you be doing? When I deliver the final set of wedding photographs to a client, they have been through my editing workflow and are considered “edited” and “high-resolution.” There are many different editing styles, and you can tell just by looking at a photographers portfolio work. Some are light and airy, others are dark and moody, some seem […]
What is a “First Look”? What is a “First Look”? Fast becoming a common occurrence on wedding days, this “First Look” with your partner before the ceremony is a popular method to release some anxiety before the ceremony and is also a good opportunity for some cute photos. The first look is a private moment between you and your partner before the ceremony takes place, where you can talk and […]
I photographed beautiful Piper on top of Little Mountain in Parksville last winter. We were waiting for a snowy day to go out and capture some images of her wearing a red sweater. This was her first shoot, and she rocked it! The lighting was amazing, (Golden Hour!) she was relaxed and comfortable with me, and the setting was unreal. This is another one of my favorite places to take […]
This was a just-for-fun session with Kierra and her bouquet of dried roses. It had snowed the night before, blanketing the mountains and giving a bright feel to our images. Cameron Lake near Cathedral Grove in Whiskey Creek is a beautiful location for shooting. Spring, summer, fall and winter, this is a go to location of mine.
The Wedding Photography Deposit All professional photographers will require a deposit in order to secure and reserve your wedding date for wedding photography. This deposit varies, but is anywhere from 25-50% of the wedding package, or some photographers will ask for a base of X amount, usually around $500. This amount will be stated in the contract, and is paid prior to the engagement session. The remaining money owed is […]